Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book online

Neil Gaiman is certainly a renowned writer, however recently he's been hitting the children's book circuit. His works Coraline and Stardust have been adapted into full-length feature films, and there are a slew of other books up there that I'm sure many kids would be excited to see as films. One of his books that hasn't exactly made that jump just yet is The Graveyard Book. While the book isn't a feature film, you can watch it unfold in a sense and not just by reading it. Available online at the Mouse Circus website you can watch Gaiman himself read the book, chapter-by-chapter. Gaiman read it over the course of a book tour that ran from September to October in 2008, and each chapter was recorded. The site has all eight chapters immediately available (one chapter for each city). The Graveyard Book tells the story of Bod, a young boy who would lead a rather unextraordinary life if it wasn't for his lodgings: a graveyard. He was raised and educated by ghosts and has a guardian that you could say is also of the spectral variety. Of course, that's not enough of a culture shock to young Bod. Nope, he has to contend with various threats within the graveyard, threats such as an ancient Indigo Man beneath the hill, a gateway to a desert leading to an abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible menace of the Sleer. And there's a guy Jack that will kill him if he leaves the graveyard. Can't forget that. “The boundaries are always there—between the graveyard and the world beyond, between life and death, and the crossing of them.” - Neil Gaiman So check out the videos or, you know, get out and actually read the book. Either way you're mentally ingesting Neil Gaiman, so it really is a win-win. Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book online